So the wife and I watched Lord of War last night. It was actually pretty good, and if you’re anything of a history buff kind of person, it’s quite interesting to note that the movie facts (such as dates, many people, expenditures, etc.) were real. I had no idea as to how much money was spent by warlords in Africa, but now I do.
You can read up on it over at IMDB. Some pretty cool little things noted over there:
According to Andrew Niccol, the filmmakers worked with actual gunrunners in the making of the film. The tanks lined up for sale were owned by a gunrunner who had to have them back to sell to another country. They used a real stockpile of over 3,000 AK-47s because it was cheaper than getting prop guns. The gunrunners were more cooperative and efficient than the studio or the crew.
That last line is a killer. “The gunrunners were more cooperative and efficient than the studio or the crew.” I love it. Anyhow, I’d give it a thumbs up.